As the May 2016 graduates move into their careers, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives.
Stephanie Tucker, East Chicago, Indiana
- Technology Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Atlanta, Georgia
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, minor in organizational leadership and supervision
As a technology consultant in the health industries, I will collaborate with PwC teammates to help our clients with their business applications. The various systems we will implement are SAP, Oracle, and other industry-specific applications. These systems will help our clients accelerate their digital and technology impact, grow and create competitive advantage, and create unique customer experiences.
Purdue classes that helped Stephanie prepare for her job
The ECET 430/460 Project Design and Development course has helped prepare me for my new job. Throughout the senior capstone, I was able to grow and develop as a professional. The way the class is designed offered me the chance to fully understand the strategic development stage, the implementation process, and meeting the sponsor’s requirements at an industry level.
Other ways the college and/or Purdue provided preparation and assistance
Many of the electrical engineering technology courses have a lab section. Writing lab reports has developed my technical writing skills, which will definitely help me with documenting things as a consultant. The Center for Career Opportunities has also helped me develop my networking skills and resume writing and build my own personal brand.
Thanks go to:
- I would like to thank Prof. Mike Jacob for all of his hard work and dedication to his students. His courses were a few of the toughest ones I have taken, but his neat ability to encourage us to always do our best has taught me a lot personally and professionally.
- I would like to thank the Purdue Promise office. If it wasn’t for their mentoring programs, tutoring sessions, and wonderful staff, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
- I would like to thank Toni Munguia for her kind words of wisdom, mentoring, and assistance with the Minority Technology Association.